The iPhone X can't tell the difference between identical twins
Enough Already With The Stupid Face ID 'Twin Test'
Gone is the fingerprint-required Touch ID, and in is a facial recognition software that allows users to unlock the phone, authenticate downloads and make purchases with Apple Pay. Like a twin. While a user can grow a beard, get a haircut or put on a hat and still be able to access their device, according to Apple, the minuscule differences in face shape will be the primary measurement for the technology. Identical twins develop from the same fertilized egg, so genetically they are exactly alike.
Can facial recognition software differentiate between identical twins?
It's the first Apple device to include Face ID, a face-mapping technology that can be used unlock the phone, verify Apple Pay, and essentially replaces the fingerprint scanner or Touch ID. On the face of things, this trade-off makes perfect sense. Face ID has a 1-in-1 million false acceptance rate or identifying someone else as you , as opposed to Touch ID, which has a 1-in, false acceptance rate. It was very good at recognizing me, even when I wore a hat or a wig.
Computers are pretty adept at recognising your face these days, but is it double trouble when it comes to twins? By Gareth Mitchell. Identical twins are a particularly stringent stress test for facial recognition systems.